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COMMUNIQUE

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1944

Author: W. W. Webster
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 142
Across Down
1. Pilotless planes. : ROBOTS
7. Slapped. : SHACKED
14. Tidily. : NEATLY
20. Promoting peace. : IRENIC
21. Estonian capital. : TALLINN
22. Stain with blood. : IMBRUE
23. Albanian capital. : TIRANA
24. Short song. : ARIETTE
25. Doctor. : MEDICO
26. Sanskrit school. : TOL
27. Pertaining to morals. : ETHIC
29. Patron of the groaning board. : FEASTER
31. Work of art. : GEM
32. Essayist Charles. : ELIA
34. Antitoxin. : SERUM
36. Locality. : SITUS
37. Oliver Twist’s desire. : MORE
38. Tears apart. : RENDS
40. La Fontaine’s Greek counterpart. : AESOP
42. N___, agency dealing with labor problems. : LRB
43. Province, Changsha its capital. : HUNAN
44. Medal. : AWARD
46. Brave : DARE
48. Coast Guard girl. : SPAR
50. Lower House of Britain. : COMMONS
53. March. : PARADE
55. Capital of Pas-de-Calais department. : ARRAS
58. Prayer. : ORISON
59. Send by stages. : RELAY
60. Admiral, head of Central Pacific Force. : SPRUANCE
63. Capital city or Danube circle. : ULM
64. Marianas island. : PAGAN
66. Author of “Jerusalem Delivered,” 1544–1595. : TASSO
68. King with ass’s ears. : MIDAS
69. Brazilian money. : REIS
71. Large marine turtles. : LOGGERHEADS
74. Spikenard. : HARD
75. “Sad ___,” Army characters. : SACKS
77. Town and province in E. Sardinia. : NUORO
78. Porticoes for athletics. : XYSTS
80. Village: Russia. : MIR
81. Makes wealthy. : ENRICHES
83. Flowers of Picardy. : ROSES
85. Henna color. : ALCANA
87. Damascus is its capital. : SYRIA
88. Experts. : ADEPTS
90. Wash whiteners. : BLUINGS
91. Ousted Jap war lord. : TOJO
93. Bright light over comic character’s head. : IDEA
94. Sprayed with fire. : RAKED
95. Gotten up. : RISEN
98. Spry sage of Dublin. : GBS
100. Artist of “Death on a Pale Horse.” : RYDER
102. Denominations. : SECTS
106. Gadzooks! : EGAD
107. Applause. : CLAPS
109. E. Indian tapioca-like food. : SALEP
111. Unusual. : RARE
112. Black cuckoo. : ANI
113. High, jagged range. : SIERRAS
115. Interview again. : RESEE
117. Meadow. : LEA
118. Capital of Eisenhower’s home State. : TOPEKA
120. University city in battle-line. : BOLOGNA
122. Mops up. : CLEANS
124. Burmese-Akyab front. : ARAKAN
125. Estimated. : EVALUED
126. Saipan airfield captured by U. S. : ASLITO
127. Italian Senate. : SENATO
128. Asks for. : DEMANDS
129. Recent visitor to China. : NELSON
1. Lone Wisconsin delegate for Macarthur. : RITTER
2. Baltimore songster. : ORIOLE
3. Where the Spree flows. : BERLIN
4. Tierra del Fuego Indian. : ONA
5. Prong. : TINE
6. Shoos cats. : SCATS
7. Having flights of steps. : STAIRED
8. Island N. E. of Marianas. : HARCUS
9. Hobnobber with forty thieves. : ALI
10. Musical sign. : CLEF
11. Airplanes: Aviation slang. : KITES
12. Involved. : ENTAILED
13. River between Rumania and Russia. : DNESTR
14. Historic city, S. E. France. : NIMES
15. Cuchulainn’s wife. : EMER
16. ___ el-Krim, Riff chieftain. : ABD
17. Triangle. : TRIGON
18. Town W. of Foggia. : LUCERA
19. Naval clerks. : YEOMEN
28. Gives ear. : HEARS
30. Slow boats. : TUBS
33. Second U. S. President. : ADAMS
35. Pertaining to form. : MODAL
37. Plague on somebody. : MURRAIH
39. “One fell ___.” : SWOOP
41. Fighter under Gen. Brereton. : PARATROOPER
43. “David ___,” by Edward Noyes Westcott. : HARUM
45. Recorded event. : ANNAL
47. Non-Moslem subject of Ottoman empire. : RAYAH
49. Original value. : PAR
50. Ship’s progress. : COURSE
51. First great city S. of Paris. : ORLEANS
52. Apish mockery. : MIMICRY
53. Hungary’s monetary unit. : PENGO
54. Lamb’s dish. : ESSAYS
56. Raided Jap-held isles in Bay of Bengal. : ANDAMAN
57. Hair-raising. : SCARING
59. Capital of Syracuse province, Sicily. : RAGUSA
61. Peagreen jackets. : PODS
62. Apocryphal books attributed to Ezra. : ESDRAS
65. Absent. : GONE
67. Genders. : SEXES
70. By-passed. : SKIRTED
72. Missed. : ERRED
73. Hunt down. : STALK
76. Descendant. : SCION
79. Swings about. : SLUES
82. Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HAJ
84. Corset. : STAYS
86. Apple juice. : CIDER
89. Refute. : DISPROVE
90. Discloses. : BARES
92. Give the eye. : OGLE
94. Conducts again. : RELEADS
95. Lariats. : REATAS
96. Snub. : IGNORE
97. Marianas invasion isle. : SAIPAN
99. Having spikes. : BARBED
101. Mended. : DARNED
103. Captured rail center, N. W. France. : CALAIS
104. City on the Adige. : TRENTO
105. Time of year. : SEASON
107. Executed Fascist. : CIANO
108. Obeisance: Var. : SALAM
110. Soft-shell nut. : PECAN
113. Three-hand card game. : SKAT
114. Alone: Stage directions. : SOLA
116. Otherwise. : ELSE
119. Chemical prefix. : EKA
121. Mortar. : GUN
123. Extension. : ELL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 59 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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